Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham are back! First Second announced in January that the creative team behind the best-selling graphic novel Real Friends are back for a sequel, aptly titled Best Friends. In this upcoming OGN, main character Shannon has secured her spot in the most popular group in school (The Group) by becoming best friends with their leader, Jen. But she still struggles to keep up with what’s cool and what isn’t — and she wonders, who makes the rules? Does she have to follow them, or should she follow her own intuition?
First Second revealed a special offer for readers who pre-order Best Friends and upload a copy of their receipt online. Appropriately, the publisher is offering a keychain set that reads “Best Friends” in the font and color scheme from the book cover.
You can check out the synopsis, keychains, cover art and book trailer below and grab a copy of Real Friends here to catch up on young Shannon’s adventures so far before the new release. Best Friends hits shelves Aug. 27, 2019.
Sixth grade is supposed to be perfect.
Shannon’s got a sure spot in the in-crowd called The Group, and her best friend is their leader, Jen, the most popular girl in school.
But the rules are always changing, and Shannon has to scramble to keep up. She never knows which TV shows are cool, what songs to listen to, and which boys she’s allowed to talk to. Who makes these rules anyway? And does Shannon have to follow them? Or should she follow her heart?
Best-selling creators of Real Friends, Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham are back with a true story about popularity, first boyfriends, and finding your own path.